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Feb 9, 2013 11:30am PST
than alderman of a city in the state of illinois. that's shameful that it took this long. but i'm certainly not going to be the last. >> tulsi gabbard is the opposite of the old guard in d.c. politics. the first hindu in congress and first american samoan, is also one of the first female combat veterans sworn in to serve in the house of representatives. >> i had enlisted in the hawaii army national guard in 2003 the year after i was elected and really it was because i wanted to do more to serve my state and to serve our country. the job that i was trained to do in medical logistics and operations was already filled by someone else so i was not on that mandatory deployment roster, but knew very quickly that there was no way that i could stay home in the comfort of my house and my job and beautiful hawaii and watch my 3,000 brothers and sisters in uniform deploy overseas. so i withdrew form my reelection campaign and got trained in a different job and volunteered to go serve on that 18-month deployment. >> tulsi gabbard, the youngest woman to be elected to a state legislature left
PBS
Feb 16, 2013 11:30am PST
opportunity all across my district, including for the inner cities where you see a lot of entrepreneurship but we don't have a lot of access to credit. but it's also an opportunity around manufacturing which happens to be quite important in my district as well. and there are wonderful jobs but we don't have the skill sets so i'm very interested in looking at developmental skill of young people in high school and in community colleges, for example, to have skills that will allow them to do manufacturing in the 21st century. >> and despite being in the minority party, she feels she can get all this and more done. >> i am an optimist and i want to see forward progress for this country. so i hope we movforwrd wh the resolution that allows us to really address these long term issues for the american people. >> i was raised in concord, new hampshire. the youngest of five children. and my family was very politically active. my mother was in the new hampshire legislature for 25 years. and she actually ran for this seat in congress in 1980. and my father served on our executive council. he wasayor
PBS
Feb 23, 2013 11:30am PST
responsible. i grew up in new york city late '60s early '70s coming in to my teen years. and friedan and gloria stein am were like the only powerful figures i knew advocating for women's rights. this is a young person, but from my perspective the book came out before i was involved. friedan really she cofounded n.o.w. we impacted my life. >> i do that for huge segment of the female population in this nation she spoke for them. now i would have to say frankly as african american women that book does not speak to me, it does note speak to my experience or experience of my mother or grandmother even. >> a lot of people -- that's obvious the whole what about me thing happened in the '80s and '90s now black women are -- latinas and asian-american women are all in the workforce -- >> in terms of my history. but i can understand -- i can appreciate the value of the book. i don't want to discount it because it doesn't necessarily reference highway experience or life. >> have we moved as much as she might have predicted we would have moved by now 50 years later? >> i believe we have. you are
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